2024 Indian Election in numbers

Himal Press 19 Apr 2024
2024 Indian Election in numbers

KATHMANDU: Voting for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections is underway in India.

Voting will be held in seven phases stretched over 44 days from April 19 to June 1 to fill the 543-member Lok Sabha – the lower house of the Indian parliament. Likewise, state legislative elections will be held in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim states.

In the first phase, people are casting their votes for 102 seats across 21 states and union territories. A total of 1,625 candidates are in the fray in the first phase. Voting is being held on all seats of Tamil Nadu (39), Rajasthan (12), Uttar Pradesh (8), Madhya Pradesh (6), Uttarakhand (5), Arunachal Pradesh (2), Meghalaya (2), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1), Puducherry (1), Sikkim (1) and Lakshadweep (1). Likewise, voting is being held in five seats each in Assam and Maharashtra, four in Bihar, three in West Bengal, two in Manipur, and one each in Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh.

Election in Numbers:

Election Period: 44 days (April 19 to June 1, 2024)

Election Dates: April 19 (Phase I), April 26 (II), May 7 (III), May 13 (IV), May 20 (V), May 25 (VI), June 1 (VII)

Counting: Votes will be counted and results will be declared on June 4, 2024

Seats up for grabs: 543

State Assembly Elections: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim

National Parties: 6

State Parties: 57

Election Officials: Approx 15 million

Electronic Voting Machines: Approx 5.5 million

Polling Stations: Approx 1 million

Number of voters: Approx 970 million

Estimated Cost: $15 billion



Published On: 19 Apr 2024


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